NICO ROSBERG

  • Rosberg fastest, Hamilton suffers engine issue in first practice at Malaysian GP 23 hours 39 minutes ago

    Sepang: Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton suffered an engine failure in Friday's opening practice session for the Malaysian Grand Prix while his teammate Nico Rosberg set the fastest time at Sepang International Circuit. Hamilton pulled off the track around 30 minutes into the 90-minute session, and radioed back to the pit-wall that...
  • Nico Rosberg invites Sebastian Vettel to Mercedes debrief March 17, 2015

    Nico Rosberg has invited Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel to attend Mercedes' Friday debrief at the Malaysian Grand Prix after a light-hearted exchange between the Formula One rivals last weekend. "I spoke to (Mercedes motorsport head) Toto (Wolff) and (technical head) Paddy (Lowe) about an invitation for Sebastian and they are easy with...
  • Team by team analysis of Australian Grand Prix March 16, 2015

    Team by team analysis of Sunday's season-opening Australian Formula One Grand Prix in Melbourne (listed in current championship order): MERCEDES (Lewis Hamilton 1, Nico Rosberg 2) Double world champion Hamilton picked up where he left off. His 34th career win, second in Australia, and from pole position. Mercedes have now won the...
  • Mercedes enjoy laugh last on day of high farce March 15, 2015

    Melbourne: A podium appearance by Hollywood strong-man Arnold Schwarzenegger seemed a suitable conclusion for a farcical Sunday at the Australian Grand Prix, where only 11 cars finished and Mercedes' dominance was almost embarrassing for the team's drivers. World champion Lewis Hamilton may have finished only 1.3 seconds ahead of team mate...
  • Australian Grand Prix reduced to 14 cars March 15, 2015

    Formula One's season-opening Australian Grand Prix got under way on Sunday on a farcical note with only 14 cars left in the race after the opening lap. Just 15 were able to line up on the grid due to a rash of technical failures and Venezuelan Pastor Maldonado then crashed his...
  • Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton wins season-opening Australian Grand Prix March 15, 2015

    Melbourne: Lewis Hamilton's world championship defence got off to a flying start on Sunday with a crushing victory for Mercedes in the season-opening Australian Grand Prix as Formula One rivals succumbed to a farcical rash of reliability problems. Pole-sitter Hamilton started from a grid reduced to 15 cars from a possible...
  • Lewis Hamilton claims pole position for Australian Grand Prix March 14, 2015

    Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton claimed a record-breaking pole position for the Formula One season-opening race at the Australia Grand Prix with a dominant performance in Saturday's qualifying. Last season's F1 champion set a time of 1 minute, 26.327 seconds at the Albert Park circuit, six-tenths of a second faster than team-mate...
  • Mercedes dominate Formula One practice at Australian Grand Prix March 13, 2015

    Mercedes drivers dominated Friday's practice sessions for Formula One's season-opening Australian Grand Prix as expected, while other teams wrestled with mechanical problems, and even a legal dispute. Nico Rosberg set the day's fastest time during the second practice session at Melbourne's Albert Park circuit, just a tenth of a second ahead...
  • Mercedes duo expect front row battle in Australia March 13, 2015

    Lewis Hamilton expects qualifying for the Australian Grand Prix to be another fierce battle with Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg after being shaded by a tenth of a second by the German during practice on Friday. Mercedes enjoyed the perfect start to the new Formula One season, with world runner-up Rosberg pipping...
  • Mercedes dominate opening F1 practice at Australian Grand Prix March 13, 2015

    Mercedes drivers lived up to expectations by setting the fastest times in Friday's opening practice session at the Australian Grand Prix. Nico Rosberg set the best time of 1 minute, 29. 557 seconds at the Albert Park circuit, just three hundredths of a second ahead of team-mate and reigning world champion...
  • Five things to watch as F1 2015 season begins March 12, 2015

    With everyone looking to challenge Mercedes this year in Formula One, former world champions Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso will do so with new teams. Here are some things to look out for in the upcoming season, which begins in Melbourne, Australia, on March 15: BEST OF ENEMIES Lewis Hamilton and Nico...
  • Profiles of teams and drivers for the 2015 Formula One season March 11, 2015

    The evidence of pre-season testing strongly suggests the fight for this year's championship will again be a case of Mercedes vs the rest. The switch of four-time F1 champion Sebastian Vettel from Red Bull to Ferrari, and Fernando Alonso from Ferrari back to McLaren, will provide interesting subplots, but the...
  • F1: Mercedes will not end Hamilton-Rosberg rivalry, says Toto Wolff March 9, 2015

    Paris: Mercedes will not try to halt the fierce rivalry between Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg, team boss Toto Wolff told AFP. The feud that came to a head when Rosberg drove into Hamilton on the second lap of the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps last August...
  • Lewis Hamilton hones Mercedes with fastest time at F1 testing March 1, 2015

    Montmelo: Lewis Hamilton put Mercedes at the top of the timesheet for a second straight day of Formula One pre-season testing on Saturday. The defending F1 champion steered his way late in the day to the session-best lap, a day after team-mate Nico Rosberg was quickest on the Barcelona-Catalunya circuit. Hamilton, however,...
  • Nico Rosberg fastest at Barcelona, McLaren makes strides February 27, 2015

    Spain: Nico Rosberg pushed his Mercedes to the fastest lap so far in preseason testing at the Barcelona-Catalunya circuit as Jenson Button saw his promising drive end in the grass on Friday. Rosberg let loose a late flying lap of 1 minute, 22.792 seconds to put champions Mercedes on the top...
  • Nico Rosberg saddened by German GP uncertainty February 4, 2015

    Nico Rosberg had little to worry about in Formula One's pre-season testing on Tuesday, completing 151 trouble-free laps for Mercedes at Jerez, but did express concern about the uncertainty hanging over his home German Grand Prix. Germany has a race scheduled for July 19 but neither the Nuerburgring nor Hockenheim circuit...
  • Nico Rosberg ready to resume battle with Lewis Hamilton February 3, 2015

    London: Nico Rosberg says he has sharpened his knives for the new Formula One season and is ready to take on champion Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton and anyone else who fancies their title chances. The German, runner-up last year as Hamilton collected his second crown, told the official formula1.com website that...
  • Lewis Hamilton to sign new deal, says Mercedes February 2, 2015

    Madrid: Formula One racing team Mercedes is confident that world champion Lewis Hamilton will sign a new contract soon. The Briton's current deal will expire at the end of the year. Talks have started on the new deal, Toto Wolff, head of Mercedes-Benz Motorsport, has said discussions will come to a...
  • Red Bull, Williams, Mercedes launch their F1 cars for 2015 February 2, 2015

    Jerez: Red Bull and Williams have launched their Formula One cars which they hope will be able to better compete with Mercedes when the new season starts in six weeks' time. Red Bull's RB11 and the Williams FW37 were unveiled on Sunday prior to the first day of pre-season testing at...
  • F1: Nico Rosberg promises 'maximum attack' in 2015 February 1, 2015

    Nico Rosberg vowed 'maximum attack' in a new title battle with Formula One world champion team-mate Lewis Hamilton on Sunday as Mercedes unveiled their 2015 car before pre-season testing started in Jerez. "I know the feeling of winning and of fighting for a championship after last year, but I also know...
  • Formula One: Daniel Ricciardo itching to get back behind wheel December 11, 2014

    Melbourne: Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo cannot wait to get back behind the wheel in a bid for redemption at his home Australian Grand Prix where a controversial disqualification robbed him of a maiden podium last season. Ricciardo thrilled home fans when he finished second at Albert Park in March but...
  • Mercedes celebrate F1 success at fan event November 30, 2014

    Germany: Thousands of fans helped Mercedes celebrate its success in the Formula One championship at the German manufacturer's "Stars and Cars" party on Saturday. F1 champion Lewis Hamilton and runner-up teammate Nico Rosberg drove a number of vehicles, including their championship-winning Silver Arrow, on a temporary track around the Mercedes-Benz museum...
  • Lewis Hamilton says new Mercedes contract looks a formality November 25, 2014

    Lewis Hamilton says a contract extension with Mercedes is almost a done deal now that he has got his second Formula One championship under his belt. "We haven't discussed the nuances but...it really is pretty much a formality I would have thought," the 29-year-old told British reporters after the season-ending race...
  • Final 2014 Formula One standings November 23, 2014

    Lewis Hamilton won the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday as he clinched a second Formula One title and denied his teammate Nico Rosberg his first. In a race overshadowed by the ever-present spectre of mechanical failure after Rosberg suffered an early loss of power, Hamilton powered to his 11th win...
  • Lewis Hamilton wins Formula One title at Abu Dhabi; Nico Rosberg 2nd November 23, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: British driver Lewis Hamilton clinched his second Formula One title in style after winning the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday, with title rival Nico Rosberg drifting out of contention after failing to recover from a poor start. Hamilton, the 2008 F1 champion, entered the race with a...
  • Nico Rosberg takes pole position for Abu Dhabi Grand Prix November 22, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Nico Rosberg edged out title rival Lewis Hamilton to take pole position for the season-ending Abu Dhabi, where the two will fight for the Formula One. Hamilton was quicker than Rosberg in the first two qualifying sessions, but the German driver set the pace in Q3. Hamilton almost went...
  • Nico Rosberg fastest in Abu Dhabi GP final practice November 22, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Nico Rosberg edged title rival Lewis Hamilton in the third practice session for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix ahead of qualifying later on Saturday. The Mercedes team-mates were 1-2 in Friday's practice runs, with Hamilton fastest in both of those, but this time the German driver turned the tables...
  • Advantage for Lewis Hamilton in Abu Dhabi practice November 21, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Lewis Hamilton claimed an early advantage over Mercedes team-mate and title rival Nico Rosberg on Friday with the fastest lap in practice for Formula One's season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The Briton, chasing his second title, was quickest in the afternoon and after-dark floodlit sessions at the glittering Yas...
  • Lewis Hamilton tops second practice for the Abu Dhabi GP November 21, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Lewis Hamilton edged Formula One title rival Nico Rosberg in the both practice sessions on Friday for the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The British driver posted a best lap of 1 minute, 42.113 seconds in the second practice at the Yas Marina circuit to finish .083 faster than...
  • Lewis Hamilton 1st, Nico Rosberg 2nd in Abu Dhabi GP practice November 21, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Lewis Hamilton edged Formula One title rival Nico Rosberg in the first practice session of the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Friday. The British driver posted a best lap of 1 minute, 43.476 seconds at the Yas Marina circuit to finish .133 seconds faster than his Mercedes team-mate...